Remote Patient Monitoring System to Ensure Top-Notch Patient Care in Saudi Arabia. Here Is How?

Remote Patient Monitoring System Market in Saudi Arabia

Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has been gradually modernizing its healthcare system. The Covid-19 pandemic, which compelled healthcare institutions to reevaluate their policies and methods of patient interaction, temporarily halted the developments in 2020. As such, admission to hospitals has made limited to those with severe chronic or life-threatening illnesses.

A sizeable section of the patient population eventually ran the risk of being exposed to inadequate medical facilities. In response to this, Healthcare institutions quickened the utilization of cutting-edge technologies to facilitate best-in-class patient care and prevent the disruption brought on by the pandemic. It is when systems for remote patient monitoring came into the picture. The system’s utility and wide adoption can be substantiated by the data revealed in a recent report published by Markntel Advisors that says the Saudi Arabia Remote Patient Monitoring System Market is likely to traverse an upward trajectory with a CAGR of around 18% during 2022-27.

Regime Endeavors in Healthcare Advancements

The government of Saudi Arabia has implemented several measures during 2010-20 under Digital Health Strategy. In 2020, the government came up with a plan to provide all healthcare facilities that include access to e-MR and integration of system certification, telemedicine, cybersecurity, and advanced functionalities such as artificial intelligence, analytics, & models of care. In 2021, telehealth services were accessible in more than 90 out of 134 jurisdictions, and more than 50% of the nation’s government hospitals had access to EMR solutions.

In 2021, the Saudi government proclaimed an investment of around USD66 billion to upgrade healthcare infrastructure during 2022-30. IT integration & upgrades account for 17% of the budget. This monumental push to modernization would create substantial growth opportunities for the remote patient monitoring market in Saudi Arabia services providers in the future.

Besides, there were approximately 507 hospitals nationwide as of 2021. In the next three years, nearly 31% of these institutions aim to rebuild and improve their IT systems which comprise increased adoption of cutting-edge platforms and software. The Saudi government would be the biggest spender on healthcare IT integration over 2022–30, contributing around 90% of the total spending, with private healthcare institutions making up the balance.

A new telehealth platform that offers value-added healthcare services like doctor-patient video consultations (telemedicine) and appointment booking has been launched by Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance. The action is consistent with the “E-Health Strategy” of the Ministry of Health and, more specifically, its efforts to broaden the reach of telemedicine services in the Kingdom, especially because these services successfully combatted the COVID-19 epidemic. Besides, it supports the goals of Bupa Arabia’s digital transformation.

Why Hospitals Have the Lead, Among Others

With more than 60% share, Hospitals entirely controlled the Saudi Arabian remote patient monitoring industry in 2021. The need for such systems revealed by ambulatory surgery centers and specialized clinics has expanded its popularity.

What is worth noticing is the active investment in remote patient monitoring by the public as well as private hospitals. Two-thirds of the 290 government-owned hospitals in the nation are engaged in various stages of providing remote patient monitoring (as of December 2021). The number of remote patient monitoring system installations in private hospitals is comparatively higher than that of public hospitals. For instance,

  • The residents of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now have access to Huma’s market-leading technology platform to power “hospitals at home” with remote patient monitoring. Thanks to a 5-year agreement between Tamer and the top healthcare distribution organization in the Middle East. The new health initiative seeks to assist people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Putting It Together

Taking everything into account, we have come to the conclusion that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with the concerted efforts of Private firms, is leaving no stone unturned to deliver world-class facilities to patients, especially after the pandemic. Schemes like ‘E-health strategy’ and upgraded healthcare infrastructures seeks to up the game for virtually operated Monitoring System in Saudi Arabia. With the large influx of funds and collaboration from developed countries like the UK, Remote Patient Monitoring Systems seem to gain popularity in the coming years and, in turn, assure the best-in-class facility to patients across the nation.


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